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Tutorials and instructions on how to use WAB's self-hosted WordPress Blogs.

WAB Blogs

Using this Guide


  • Logging in
  • Adding users

Getting Started

  • The fundamental skills you need to get going with WAB Blogs.

Working with Posts

  • Using tables
  • Categorising posts
  • Creating Featured posts
  • Changing post dates/scheduling posts

Working with Pages/Menus

  • Creating and editing pages
  • Creating custom menus

Working with Images and Media

  • Uploading images to posts
  • Making PDFs 'visual' in a post
  • Adding videos and sound recordings
  • Creating galleries

Commenting and subscribing

  • Leaving comments
  • Approving, deleting and replying to comments
  • Managing email subscribers

Adding a user to a blog

If you are an administrator, you can add a new user to your WordPress site as long as they have a WAB email account. There are different levels of access for each user.


1. Log onto the blog you want to add the user to, and from the top menu, go Add New>User
2. In the “email or username” field, type their WAB username (this is the first part of their WAB email address WITHOUT the )
3. Choose what role you want them to have. Mostly we make everyone an administrator. 
4. Click “Add Existing User” 



Description of roles:

  • Administrator – somebody who has access to all the administration features within a single site.
  • Editor – somebody who can publish and manage posts including the posts of other users.
  • Author – somebody who can publish and manage their own posts.
  • Contributor – somebody who can write and manage their own posts but cannot publish them.
  • Subscriber – somebody who can only manage their profile.

Logging into your blog

1. Go to your student blog and login. You can find the link to your blog on your class blog.

2. Use your WAB username and password to login.